Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Weight Loss Wednesday--Sucess Stories

I did really well yesterday. I ate couscous with veggies and chicken. I had this brainstorm that because I was making a quick dinner for just me, I would try something I saw on a diet cooking show. I used canned turkey. It wasn't half bad. It was quick and yummy and I was starving so that was a good trick I will use once in a while. I know that canned turkey is higher in sodium but it is a good thing to have around.

I am so glad that I got groceries. I love looking in the fridge and seeing all those fabulous things in there. I love knowing that when Prince Charming or Little Princess ask for something, I don't have to say, "Sorry we are out. I'll add it to the grocery note on the fridge."

Speaking of grocery notes . . . do you have one that you add to throughout the week. I do. It is a magnet notepad stuck to the fridge. It is a lifesaver. Whenever we think of something we just add it to the list. It helps a forgetful Princess like me remember the little things that I may otherwise forget.

For this week's Weight Loss Wedneday, I thought I would share a few Weight Loss Success Stories. they are always so motivating to me.

  1. Dani says that "The weight loss has inspired me to make other beneficial changes in my life!" Dani didn't feel healthy. She couldn't walk for more than 15 minutes at a time because her knees hurt. She wanted kids, but her doctor said she should get back to a healthy weight before trying to get pregnant. This is the story of how she lost 26 lbs.
  2. Runningwater says "I am in better shape today than I was when I retired from the Army!" I find that amazing! Runningwater retired from the Army, so he was used to being fit for many years. About 12 years ago, he quit smoking and started gaining weight. His clothes didn't fit and he was out of shape. His yoga practice suffered because he couldn't bend and stretch like he wanted to. Simple outdoor chores like cutting the grass became more difficult, since he sweated so much and had to slow down frequently. Runningwater tired easily, lacked strength, and felt older than he wanted to. This is how he lost 22 lbs.
  3. Jennifer (Jennibee) says that "My life is awesome now, and it is worth every calorie I counted and every drop of sweat to get to this point." Jennifer says she was "sick and tired of being sick and tired!" She was out of shape, making housework or even walking around the store a major challenge. At 35, she felt much older than she should and unmotivated to do anything. Jennifer was also worried about the health risks associated with carrying so much extra weight. This is how she lost 91 bls!
  4. Kevin B. says that "I have much more energy and I feel great!" While sitting around the table at a buffet restaurant on their summer vacation, Kevin’s family decided to have a friendly, motivational contest. His parents, two sisters, brothers-in-law and wife agreed that each person would put $100 into a pot. The couple who lost the greatest percentage of their combined weight would get the money, and they had until Thanksgiving of 2004 to complete the challenge. Kevin’s wife told him that if they won, he could spend the money however he wanted! Here is how he lost 42 lbs!


Today I am thankful for . . . .that I have enough money to get the groceries I need to keep myself and my family healthy.
Today I successfully . . . Ate Breakfast before going to get groceries.
Today I will not . . . Use the new extra foods in the house as an excuse to overeat.


weightloss115 said...

Something I do for those times when I don't have time to cook or don't want to cook is on a day when I have time I'll bake up 10 or so chicken breasts, let them cool a bit then slice them and measure out my portions (8 oz), put them in a ziplock feezer back (individually and put them in the freezer. Then when I don't have time to cook I just grab a baggie of chicken, microwave it, add a salad or some steamed veggies and there's dinner or lunch.

Kim Ayres said...

I love the cartoons you've been finding for your blog lately! They've been putting a real smile on my face :)

Shelley said...

I love grocery shopping...but it also is a time when I am more likely to binge or overeat. Once I buy lots of yummy good things...I feel the intense desire to eat all of them. If I trace my history...when I was a kid...if I didn't eat it as soon as it got into the was gone.

So if it was yummy and I bought it...I would immediately eat it and as much as possible. I buy food only for myself now...but I still find myself wanting to eat all of the yummy food I bought just to make sure I actually get to eat it.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

You are such an inspiration! I lost 30 # with WW over the last 24 months, then gained it all back and I'm so very discouraged. I'm glad I found you on the TT website. I enjoy reading your blog.

weightloss115 said...

I just noticed your new picture. You look outstanding! You are the Queen of the amazing shrinking stomach!!!! Go Cinderella!!!!

. said...

WOW!!!!! I came upon your blog by way of Thursday Thirteen but then started reading about your weight loss. I joined WW In september (a birthday gift from a friend, I SO hear you on the money!) and I wanted to say congratulations! WOW I am in AWE of your loss. VERY impressed. Keep up the great work, you are an inspiration to me! 25lbs lost and 40 more to go for me!

Come on in for a nice cup of coffee and a chat about my weight loss journey as well as all the healthy recipes I have found, including WW points and/or nutritional information if available. I am eating a vegetarian diet and concentrating on getting healthy and hopefully weight loss will follow. Thank to all my readers for their ongoing support.